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[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance invites volunteers to lend a hand in Sullivan County communities on “Make a Difference Day,” the largest national day of service in the United States. The event is acknowledged annually on the fourth Saturday in October, with the goal of uniting people to make a difference in public spaces while improving the lives of others.
For more than 20 years, the Points of Light Foundation and sponsoring organizations have joined together to promote Make a Difference Day. Thousands of projects are planned each year involving volunteer groups, communities, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. These efforts mobilize participants to change the world through their service, increase the strength of the community and promote civic engagement.
In celebration of the occasion, garden clean up events have been scheduled in volunteer-maintained spaces throughout Sullivan County. These are opportunities to lend a hand with grassroots beautification efforts, meet neighbors and learn more about the county’s beautiful public places. Opportunities include:
• Swan Lake Renaissance Fall Clean Up; Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 1pm. Meet at the Swan Lake Park on Briscoe Road
• Liberty Rail Trail Clean Ups; Saturday, October 15, 22 and 29 from 10am to noon. Meet in the parking area near the old cement plant, just off the on-ramp for 17 west on North Main Street
• Hudson River Healthcare Fall Clean Up; Saturday, October 15 from 9am to 10:15am. Please bring gloves if you have them
• Woodridge Renaissance Fall Clean Up; Saturday, November 5 from 9:30am to 12 noon. Meet in Veterans Park at the corner of Green Avenue and Tabaczynski Road
“With projects throughout the county, it’s a great opportunity to start volunteering, or if you already volunteer, it’s a great time to invite a friend or family member to join you,” noted Cara Kowalski, Sullivan Renaissance Volunteer Coordinator.
Any contribution of time is appreciated and no gardening experience is necessary. All are welcome. Tools and gloves will be provided. In addition to helping with gardening and beautification activities, individuals can also volunteer to provide refreshments or take photographs.
To learn more about these and other Sullivan Renaissance volunteer opportunities, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SullivanRenaissance.org.